|AL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL PITCHERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||18.8||1||Hader, Josh 3881||pi cp||mil nl||15.7|
|2||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||17.1||2||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||15.7|
|3||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||tb al||15.8||3||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||14.4|
|4||Bieber, Shane 4005||pi sp||cle al||14.1||4||Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp||lad nl||13.7|
|5||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||hou al||13.2||5||Corbin, Patrick 3027||pi sp||dc nl||13.4|
|6||Giolito, Lucas 3900||pi sp||chi al||11.7||6||Paddack, Chris 4093||pi sp||sd nl||12.4|
|7||Odorizzi, Jake 3291||pi sp||min al||10.4||7||Castillo, Luis Miguel 3840||pi sp||cin nl||11.4|
|8||Snell, Blake 3688||pi sp||tb al||10.0||8||Bauer, Trevor 3065||pi sp||cin nl||10.4|
|9||Lynn, Lance 2992||pi sp||tex al||10.0||9||Hendricks, Kyle 3386||pi sp||chi nl||9.7|
|10||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||9.0||10||deGrom, Jacob 3343||pi sp||nym nl||9.4|
|AL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP||NL BATTERS||POS||TEAM||BTP|
|1||Bregman, Alex 3721||3b||hou al||8.0||1||Bellinger, Cody 3781||rf||lad nl||10.2|
|2||Pujols, Albert 1438||1b||ana al||8.0||2||Bell, Josh E. 3682||1b||pit nl||9.7|
|3||Betts, Mookie 3404||rf||bos al||7.0||3||Arenado, Nolan 3306||3b||col nl||8.0|
|4||Gardner, Brett 2486||cf||nyy al||7.0||4||Ozuna, Marcell 3190||lf||stl nl||8.0|
|5||Devers, Rafael 4038||3b||bos al||7.0||5||Yelich, Christian 3334||rf||mil nl||6.5|
|6||Trout, Mike 2949||cf||ana al||6.7||6||Donaldson, Josh 3144||3b||atl nl||6.5|
|7||Kepler, Max 3664||cf rf||min al||6.7||7||Marte, Ketel 3630||2b cf||ari nl||6.0|
|8||Semien, Marcus 3302||ss||oak al||6.7||8||Dahl, David 3714||rf cf lf||col nl||6.0|
|9||Garver, Mitch 3950||ca||min al||6.5||9||Escobar, Eduardo 3135||3b||ari nl||5.5|
|10||Cruz, Nelson Ramon 2224||dh||min al||6.5||10||Albies, Ozzie 3953||2b||atl nl||5.5|
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Astros pitcher Justin Verlander maintains the lead in Box-Toppers weekly player rankings report for the 11th straight week.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2019 season through the games of Aug. 1.
|1||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||18.8|
|2||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||17.1|
|3||Morton, Charlie 2503||pi sp||tb al||15.8|
|4||Hader, Josh 3881||pi cp||mil nl||15.7|
|5||Strasburg, Stephen 2736||pi sp||dc nl||15.7|
|6||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||14.4|
|7||Bieber, Shane 4005||pi sp||cle al||14.1|
|8||Ryu, Hyun-Jin 3139||pi sp||lad nl||13.7|
|9||Corbin, Patrick 3027||sp pi||dc nl||13.4|
|10||Greinke, Zack 1871||pi sp||hou al||13.2|
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Meanwhile, Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers regains the lead among National League batters and Alex Bregman of the Astros regains the lead among American League batters in Box-Toppers season player rankings this week.
Plus, Josh Hader of the Brewers continues to lead NL pitchers in Box-Toppers season player rankings.
Verlander leads all players and all AL pitchers with 18.8 Box-Toppers points, picking up 2.0 points in the past week. While Verlander has led for 11 straight weekly player rankings reports, he lost the lead for three days this week, when teammate Gerrit Cole passed him Saturday before Verlander regained the lead Tuesday. Verlander leads second-place Cole (17.1) in both overall rankings and among American League pitchers.
National League batters—Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers rises to regain the lead with 10.2 Box-Toppers points, passing Josh Bell of the Pirates (9.7), who had led for the past three weeks. Bellinger ranks 16th among all players.
American League batters—Alex Bregman of the Astros rises to regain the lead with 8.0 Box-Toppers points, passing Albert Pujols of the Angels (8.0), who led last week. While they both have the same Box-Toppers point total, Bregman ranks ahead because he has more 2018 Box-Toppers points, 6.2 vs. 3.0. Bregman ranks 33rd among all players.
National League pitchers—Hader continues to lead for the 11th straight week with 15.7 Box-Toppers points, picking up no points in the past week. He maintains fourth place in overall rankings. He leads second-place NL pitcher Stephen Strasburg (15.7) on a tiebreaker—though both Hader and Strasburg have the same 2019 point total, Hader ranks ahead because he has more 2018 points—11.7 vs. 6.7. Strasburg leads all NL starting pitchers. Hader has the second-most Box-Toppers points in a single-season by a closing pitcher since 1998.
Top 10 changes—There are no players who have joined or left Box-Toppers season player rankings top 10 list this week, though Zack Greinke (13.2) changed teams from the Diamondbacks to the Astros and falls from eight to 10th place overall.
The #BT40—The Box-Toppers 40 (#BT40) is made up of the 40 players on Box-Toppers’ four top 10 category lists—AL and NL pitchers and batters. The #BT40 are listed in the chart at the top of this page.
Four players joined the #BT40 this week:
Lance Lynn of the Rangers rises to ninth place among AL pitchers with 10.0 points.
Mookie Betts of the Red Sox rises to third place among AL batters with 7.0 points.
Nelson Cruz of the Twins rises to 10th place among AL batters with 6.5 points.
Jacob deGrom of the Mets rises to 10th place among NL pitchers with 9.4 points.
In addition, two players in trade deadline deals maintained their #BT40 spots but with different leagues:
Zack Greinke was fourth-ranked NL pitcher with the Diamondbacks last week but is fifth-ranked AL pitcher this week with the Astros with 13.2 points.
Trevor Bauer was sixth-ranked AL pitcher with the Indians last week but is eighth-ranked NL pitcher this week with the Reds with 10.4 points.
It should be noted that the #BT40 are not the overall top 40 players, but the top 10 in each of four categories. The lowest-ranking player among the #BT40 is Ozzie Albies of the Braves (5.5 points, 10th among NL batters), who ranks 98th overall.
So far this season, 1,630 games have been completed (67.1 percent of all 2,430 scheduled), with 1,944.1 total Box-Toppers points awarded to 630 different players, who have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors. There are 295 players who have more than 2.0 Box-Toppers points. There are 120 players who have made their Box-Toppers debut so far this season (nine in the past week), the first time in their career they earned Player of the Game honors.
About Box-Toppers—Box-Toppers tracks who most helps their team win the most games. Using standard box score statistics, Box-Toppers uses a simple formula to determine a Player of the Game for each Major League Baseball game played. That player is the person who contributed most to his team’s win. In regular season games, players earn 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being named Player of the Game and can earn bonus points for being Player of the Day or top player or batter in their league for the day.
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Box-Toppers tracks who most helps their team win the most games. Using standard box score statistics, Box-Toppers uses a simple formula to determine a Player of the Game for each Major League Baseball game played. That player is the person who contributed most to his team’s win. Players earn Box-Toppers points for being named Player of the Game and can earn bonus points for being Player of the Day or top player or batter in their league for the day.